We women are guilty of it. Making due with what we have, despite there being a better product that perfectly suits our need. Hmmm. Must be a genetic thing.
So, I’ve been sewing on pretty much any table which appears to be the correct height, both here at the office and at home. I never gave it much thought. Actually, I’ve always complained to my Mom that I cannot sit and sew for more than say an hour at a time, because I get this burning pain across the back of my shoulders. I have often asked her how she can sit and sew ALL DAY?! WTH! Why can’t I?
Imagine, you’re a quilt pattern designer by trade. I mean, seriously, my livelihood depends upon me sewing up new designs. Duh! How can I not enjoy sitting for lovely long periods of time . . . just me, my fabric, my sewing machine and my oh-so-very anticipated new design in process????? Yes, I know what you’re thinking and it puzzled me too.
I wasn’t looking for an answer to my “burning shoulder/short sewing stint” dilemma, but keep your eyes open, I say, and you’ll see something new. So one day while at my Mom’s (who is the owner of the most fabulous quilt shop in all of Iowa – Merry’s Stitchins) she asked if I would assemble her new sewing table for her. Yes of course I will, if she’ll snuggle on Lewie while I’m busy. She was already snuggling on him, just as she is seen here after a bath:
He is just too cute for words folks! But, on with the story. So, I get her table all put together and my oh my is it nice and large with an insert for your machine. Plus is has a clear insert that cradles your machine, so that when it’s set properly, sits flush with the table and machine. Thus, you have one large level sewing/maneuvering area. Holy crap! How snazzy is that? I said “I could really use one of these.” Because as I said, I had been making due and using any table to sew upon and my total sewing surface was the little 4″ x 6″ piece that snapped onto my machine. What was I thinking??!!
Well, a couple weeks later, the quilting fairy delivers a new large sewing table and insert right to my door! I must be a good girl. HA!
So – my hubby Chad helped me adjust the height of the insert this morning so I could work on the applique of one of the new designs for the book. . . . and TAH DAH! Here is my new sewing table!
Look how the entire project is level! OMG! How will I act? Giddy, that’s how!
I forgot to mention it is height adjustable, so I can just crank it up or down. Crank it up for a nice cutting table, or lower it to sew. What a deal.
Here’s the table info, in case you’re interested in upgrading your sewing table. The company is Kangaroo Kabinets/Arrow Sewing Cabinets. This table is the:
Tasmanian Height Adjustable Table
And here is the web page which it can be found upon. http://www.kangarookabinets.com/gallery/photo/8/
I know that these tables are only available thru a shop, as they are just too huge and expensive to ship to homes. I only know of one quilt shop that sells them . . . . my Mom’s shop here in Iowa carries them. So, if you will be in the area of Jesup, IA you can snatch one up at “Merry’s Stitchins.” Or call their shop: 319-827-6703. I’m sure you could contact the company to find a dealer near you if a trip to Jesup, IA is just a bit out of the way. HA.
So, that’s my new tool folks! I love it already. My skill level has bumped up a couple notches simply by default. Hmmm. What am I capable of now, I ask myself?
Thanks for peeking in on me. ~Julie